Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday February 21st from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by Damon Davies.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

See the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir.

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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Feb
22
to Feb 24

The Western Flyers (USA)

Live Music with ' The Western Flyers ' (USA) at the Tathra Hotel on;
Fri 22nd 6:30 - 8:30pm,
Sat 23rd and Sun 24th Feb. 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Hot Western Swing trio from Texas, The Western Flyers, return to Australia after their success at the 2018 National Folk Festival, for a whirlwind tour that includes the Cobargo Folk Festival, and kicks off with three nights at the Tathra Hotel!

The Western Flyers are one of the most exciting bands to glide on to the music scene in years! Their unique sound is a cross section of the Great American Songbook: classic western swing, hot jazz & swing standards, vintage country & cowboy songs, and electrifying old-time fiddle tunes. Dubbed "The Biggest Little Band in the Land", the trio features archtop guitar-slinger Joey McKenzie, who brings his dynamic rhythm guitar style and smooth vocals to the band, along with Katie Glassman, 3-time National Swing Fiddle Champion and vintage-style singer extraordinaire, plus legendary double bass-player, Cary Black.
Website: http://thewesternflyers.com
Videos:
Blue Bonnet Lane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3DrX5ttiU8
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tai9MnDsZw
Cotton Patch Rag:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8xYBjsGp7Y

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday February 28th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by Sam Martin.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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Mar
2
4:30 PM16:30

FIONA BOYES & GARY J VINCENT (USA)

Live Music with ' Fiona Boyes & Gary J Vincent (USA) ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 2nd March 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Australia’s premier female Blues artist, Fiona Boyes is joined by USA artist and 2 time Grammy nominee, Gary J Vincent for their “Tales from the Road” tour. Sharing original songs, exquisite guitar playing, and lots of stories from their experiences of more than a combined 75 years of touring internationally, Fiona and Gary will have you dancing, laughing, crying, and celebrating the magic of the Blues and Americana traditions.

Fiona is Australia’s most acclaimed international Blues artist. A six times USA Blues Music Awards finalist, winner of the 2003 International Blues Challenge (Memphis), 2017 USA Blues Blast Female Artist of the Year, Fiona has just released her 16th album “Voodoo in the Shadows”, which is currently #3 on the US Living Blues Charts.

Gary Vincent is an artistic polymath. Equally renowned as a singer, songwriter, humorist, music producer, recording engineer, and film maker, Gary currently resides in Clarksdale , Mississippi, after many years in Nashville. A two-time Grammy nominee, Gary has partnered with actor Morgan Freeman in numerous film-making and musical projects, and now runs the Clarksdale Sound Stage, a performance and recording space in the home of the Blues.

Their “Tales from the Road” tour offers an intimate, up-close opportunity to hear stories that range from the sublime to the ridiculous, told through their songs and their music.

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Mar
3
4:30 PM16:30

Jazz Alley

Live Music with ' Jazz Alley ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sun 3rd March 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Jazz Alley is an amalgamation of some of the best Traditional Jazz players on the South Coast bringing together a toe tapping and driving sound. The music is from the early years of jazz when the streets of New Orleans where jumping with the sounds of hot jazz . This was a new sound in the early 1900’s which was greatly influenced by names such as Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory to name a few . You are guaranteed a great afternoons entertainment with this band as they keep the Jazz Tradition alive and well for 2019.

The Tathra Pub line up is:
Bev Banjo Long on Banjo/Vocals and Tap
Bob Porter on Clarinet/Saxophone &Vocals
Andy Bone Ford on Trombone and Trumpet
Stewie String Bass Long on Tea Chest Bass
John Roche on Drums.

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

Richard Gilewitz (USA)

Live Music with ' Richard Gilewitz ' (USA) at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 9th and Sun 10th March 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound. His signature playing style delivers a technical diversity of banjo style patterns and classical arpeggios with a rhythmic percussive approach, exploring the history of guitar with sounds of folk to Americana, the blues to the classical, ragtime to pop, and somewhere in between.

In addition to his concert performances, his GillaCamp Guitar and Ukulele Workshops, Meet the Artist Seminars, Clinics, and Avenues for Success educational program for schools inspire players worldwide, providing opportunities for music lovers to work on their craft and young players to learn fingerstyle techniques and tips of the trade.


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Mar
16
to Mar 17

The Water Runners (Kiama)

Live Music with ' The Water Runners ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 16th and Sun 17th March 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

The Water Runners hail from around Kiama, NSW and blend great harmonies, witty stage banter and quality musicianship to deliver an entertaining show of Bluegrass-infused contemporary Australian folk. They have played at venues, events and festivals, and wowed audiences from the Illawarra, to the Shoalhaven, Sydney, the Snowy and beyond with their high energy performances. A mix of both experienced and talented young players, they combine banjo, mandolin, fiddle, double-bass and percussion with powerful vocals in songs about love, loss and local legends.

The Water Runners draw on a diverse range of influences from traditional bluegrass artists like Bill Monroe to modern bluegrass and folk artists like Lindsay Lou, Mustered Courage, The Starboard Cannons, The Morrisons and Paul Kelly, with a little bit of country and rockabilly thrown in. In 2018, the Water Runners were awarded a Kiama Council Community Cultural Grant which has been used to record their second album of original music, ‘Point of No Return’, to be released in 2019.

www.thewaterrunners.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS6kIRhcGx3kndUJHjQygpA

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Mar
23
to Mar 24

Malumba

Live Music with ' Malumba' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th March 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Malumba are based on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The group plays original instrumental music that weaves together the sounds of many cultures and styles. Drawing from influences as diverse as Celtic, Flamencan, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, and Latin, Malumba's music is as varied as the Australian multiculture.

Since forming in 1998, Malumba have independently released 4 full length albums, Where Many Paths Meet, Interwoven, Patterns of Change, and The Flow.

Dan: violin, flute, tin whistles
John : guitars
Sam: double bass
Colin: drums/percussion

http://www.malumba.com/

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Mar
30
4:30 PM16:30

Michael Menager Trio

Live Music with ' Michael Menager Trio ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 30th March 4:30 -7:30pm. Free admission.

The Michael Menager Trio was born at Cobargo Folk Festival 2017. Sam Martin (guitar) and Michael Menager (vocals, guitar) signed for the festival as a duo. But at Sam’s last-minute invitation, Dan Efraemson (violin) - from Malumba, a World Music band that Sam also plays in – jumped up on stage. And so it began.

Menager’s lyrics cut along a philosophical edge, his rhythms and melodies cut across the spectrum of bluegrass, folk and blues, and his stories cut through the inner landscape of a poet and traveller – and all of this is framed and embellished by tasteful improvisation from Martin and Efraemson.

http://www.michaelmenager.com/

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Mar
31
4:30 PM16:30

Lou Bradley on tour

Live Music with ' Lou Bradley ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sun 31st March 4:30 -7:30pm. 

Free admission.

I am the artist, singer song writer Lou Bradley. I am a girl, in case the name threw you. I was born in Avalon Sydney, Australia and moved to the hills of Mullumbimby on the far north coast of NSW in 2000 after my sister passed and a I realized that life is too short to not follow your dreams.

I have played music forever. When i was four years old, singing Marcia Hines songs into a cigarette lighter to a bunch of drunk English men on a train. I left home when i was 15. I moved to Redfern Sydney with my fellow band members at the time and we played in pubs all over Sydney. In those days I learned how to be a band mamber, groupie, booking agent and band manager! I sat in and had meetings with record comapnies. from the age of 18.

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

Rufino & The Coconuts

Live Music with ' Rufino & The Coconuts ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 16th and Sun 17th Feb. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Rufino, violinist and specialist crooner, renowned for his work with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, brings his sensational solo show Rufino and the Coconuts to the Tathra Hotel with a full 8 piece band to shake your very bones. 

Rufino the Catalan Casanova has set sail on an incredible solo voyage. Troubled winds, a mutinous crew and a wrecked boat have thrown him on a new and treacherous course into the dark heart of the Caribbean! There - by chance or destiny? - he has found a new band of castaways, troubled geniuses and misfits in the fertile rhythm-rich jungles of the Tropics - forming Rufino and The Coconuts!

The Coconuts provide a brooding backbeat to Rufino’s Euro-melodic stylings and the result is part Afro-Latin Tumbele, part Jamaican Rocksteady, part island holiday sleaze-pop – all wrapped up in a wild Voodoo ritual!

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Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday February 14th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by Kate Burke from Candelo.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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Feb
10
4:30 PM16:30

Jazz Alley

Live Music with ' Jazz Alley ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sun 10th February 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Jazz Alley is an amalgamation of some of the best Traditional Jazz players on the South Coast bringing together a toe tapping and driving sound. The music is from the early years of jazz when the streets of New Orleans where jumping with the sounds of hot jazz . This was a new sound in the early 1900’s which was greatly influenced by names such as Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory to name a few . You are guaranteed a great afternoons entertainment with this band as they keep the Jazz Tradition alive and well for 2019.

The Tathra Pub line up is:
Bev Banjo Long on Banjo/Vocals and Tap
Bob Porter on Clarinet/Saxophone &Vocals
Andy Bone Ford on Trombone and Trumpet
Stewie String Bass Long on Tea Chest Bass
John Roche on Drums.

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

PUB CHOIR comes to Tathra!!

Thursday February 7th from 6pm - 7:30pm

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run fortnightly on Thursdays 6-7:30pm starting this coming Thursday 7th Feb. The first session will be led by Robyn Martin.

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

TIM SCANLAN

Live Music with ' Tim Scanlan ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd Feb. 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Tim Scanlan from Melbourne/Japan will be back to the Tathra Hotel to play for the weekend.

Mixing old world melodies with modern beats and sounds, this world traveling one man band brings harmonica, guitar and foot percussion into a new dimension. Music explores Celtic, Reggae, Balkan, Quebecois and other styles, all surrounded by improvised shenanigans sure to make any dancer happy.

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Jan
28
4:30 PM16:30

Local Musician Variety Afternoon

Live Music ' Local Musician Variety Afternoon' at the Tathra Hotel.

MONDAY 28th Jan. - 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Free admission.

We finish off our month of music with a variety afternoon put on by our talented LOCAL MUSICIANS, including David Ross Macdonald, Melanie Horsnell, Sam Martin, Pete Wild, Kate Burke and whoever else turns up!

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Jan
21
to Jan 27

Gemma

7 days of Music with ' Gemma Glendenning ' at the Tathra Hotel from Mon. 21st to Sun. 27th January 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Gemma is back again this year to the Tathra Hotel! Come and see her!

Gemma Glendenning from Central Coast is a singer songwriter, and accomplished vocalist who has performed consistently in Sydney and overseas up to six nights a week for over 15 years. She is a versatile singer and guitarist with an extensive repertoire.  Gemma's vocals are reminiscent of so many female singer songwriters influenced by the folk country movement with hints of Suzanne Vega, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt and Australia's own Lisa Miller.

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Jan
17
to Jan 20

Wrack and Ruin

4 days of Music with ' WRACK and RUIN ' at the Tathra Hotel from Thurs. 17th to Sun. 20th January 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Songs of fear and loathing, bitterness and bile, with the occasional chirpy piece of warped optimism or thwarted desire, thrown in for good measure. All this and more to the upbeat rhythms of a sophisticated, early sixties dance party featuring the groovy, latinesque stylings of Xavier Cugat and Harry Belafonte. Harmonies? Yes! Cowbell? Lord yes!!

 Driven by a rhythm section featuring erstwhile Praguen Bachelor Russell Cook on Drums, and Novella fella Myoung Jae Yi on bass. Finessed with blowtorch subtlety and whispering bombast by Andy Zarins on multifarious keyboardy thingummyjigs. Phil Moriarty bashes away on guitar whilst squeezing out suavely savage vocals. You'd be crazy to miss this.

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Jan
10
to Jan 16

Cigány Weaver

7 days of Music with ' Cigány Weaver ' at the Tathra Hotel from Thurs. 10th to Wed. 16th January 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Formed out of a love for the legendary partnership of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli, Cigány Weaver is one of Australia's most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated following around Australia. Their sound is reminiscent of Jazz Manouche, traditional swing and Romani music, but has developed into something that is uniquely their own over the past few years. In early 2019 the band is set to release their first full-length album, which sees them refining their own distinctive sound with original compositions, quirky arrangements of old and new classics, whilst maintaining their core sound that is instantly recognisable nation-wide. They will be touring the east coast of Australia in support of this, showcasing new tunes as well as some of their classic repertoire, with dates to be announced shortly.

https://ciganyweaver.weebly.com/

https://youtu.be/1XfAnodFzeU?t=1m39s

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Jan
3
to Jan 9

Sam Martin and the Sundowners w Gleny Rae

7 days of Music with ' Sam Martin and the Sundowners with Gleny Rae ' at the Tathra Hotel from Thurs. 3rd to Wed. 9th January 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

Free admission.

Sam Martin and the Sundowners are pleased to return to Tathra Hotel and have the honour featuring Gleny Rae. Following on from an east coast album launch tour and the Woodford folk festival, Gleny will have a swag of good time tunes and stories to share.

Sam and Gleny have worked together for many years most notably in the popular festival act the Toe Sucking Cowgirls. They have a musical mateship that combines witty humour, laughs and sublime music. Expect western swing, gypsy tunes and honky tonk country with the formidable line up of David Hewitt on drums and Pete Wild on piano.

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Dec
27
to Jan 2

Matt Glass & The Loose Cannons

7 days of Music with ‘ Matt Glass & The Loose Cannons ‘ at the Tathra Hotel from Thurs 27th December to Wed 2nd January 4:30 - 7:30pm every day, except December 31st (NEW YEAR'S EVE) 9pm - 1am. Free admission.

Matt Glass and the Loose Cannons return to the wonderful Tathra Hotel. The Cannons bring an amazing energy to their live show, with stomping indie folk, bluegrass, and soaring harmonies. See you there!

Genre; 
Alt Country
Upbeat Folk
Roots

Band Members;
Matt
Aaron
Leif

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Dec
24
4:30 PM16:30

Jackson State

Live Music with ' Jackson State ' at the Tathra Hotel on CHRISTMAS EVE Mon 24th Dec. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Jackson State play an eclectic farm-fresh blend of soul infused R&B and funky roots music with just a hint of folky Hickster.  Local organically grown songs that free range the topic field, a world perspective as seen from the hills of the beautiful far south coast. The musings of Steve Jackson on guitar supported by an all star cast of Damon Davies on double bass, Sam Martin on keyboard and Anna Martin on drums. Another musical gem from the deep south, not to be missed. 

https://www.facebook.com/soulnroll/

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Dec
22
to Dec 23

Jackson State

Live Music with ' Jackson State ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd Dec. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Jackson State play an eclectic farm-fresh blend of soul infused R&B and funky roots music with just a hint of folky Hickster.  Local organically grown songs that free range the topic field, a world perspective as seen from the hills of the beautiful far south coast. The musings of Steve Jackson on guitar supported by an all star cast of Damon Davies on double bass, Sam Martin on keyboard and Anna Martin on drums. Another musical gem from the deep south, not to be missed. 

https://www.facebook.com/soulnroll/

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

The Gypsy Jazz Project on Tour

Live Music with ' The Gypsy Jazz Project ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 15th and Sun 16th Dec. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

The Gypsy Jazz Project is a Canberra based quartet playing Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt who was a Romani French jazz guitarist and composer, regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. Gypsy Jazz mixes up jazz tunes, pop songs, classical melodies, Russian waltzes and Romany folk tunes in a frantic, dynamic attack that is made for dancing. 


Django was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant and the original creator of the Gypsy Jazz guitar style. His unique guitar style sometimes called ‘hot club’ jazz is even more impressive because he had only limited use of his left hand after suffering severe burns in a fire. 

The Project plays regularly at jazz venues in Canberra and neighbouring regions, as well as private functions, weddings, vineyards and cocktail parties.

Bruce Rose and Sverre Molland on guitars
Anthony Irving on double bass
Steve Rouche on clarinet and vocals

https://thegypsyjazzproject.com/

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Dec
8
to Dec 9

Fiona Boyes on Tour

Live Music with ' Fiona Boyes ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 8th and Sun 9th Dec. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Fiona Boyes, an Australian blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has been recording and performing for more than 25 years, building a career that has taken her to major festivals and stages around the world.  A veteran recording artist with 15 releases, Australia’s first lady of the Blues has been honored with 7 USA Blues Music Award nominations in 5 different categories over the years, including 2 nominations in the 2017 USA Blues Music Awards - 'Acoustic Artist of the Year' and 'Acoustic Album of the Year' - for her latest release 'Professin' the Blues'. 

Constantly touring, Fiona divides her time between Australia, Nth America and Europe. Her home-away-from-home is Portland, Oregon, as she follows the festival seasons in both hemispheres. When she is back in Australia, Fiona lives on the Clarence River in northern NSW, with her husband Steve (aka The Preacher), a social activist and Anglican priest, and between them they share the joys of five children and nine grandchildren. 

www.fionaboyes.com

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Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

OPEN MIC NIGHT @TATHRA HOTEL

Open Mic Night at the Tathra Hotel on Friday 7th December from 6:30pm. Free admission.

We welcome a comedian, poet, musician, dancer or magician!!
We will put the Open Mic Night 1st Friday of the month.
Register in advance by email to hello@tathrahotel.com.au
(Name, #, brief description of performance and type of instrument)

- Performances start from 6:30pm.
- Maximum 12 minute performance time.
- Acoustic instrument only for music. BYO guitar lead(s).
- A complementary schmiddy of beer or soft for a performer.
- Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

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Dec
1
to Dec 2

Fred Smith on Tour

Live Music with ' Fred Smith ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Dec. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Fred Smith has been a favourite on the Australian festival circuit for years, much loved for his gentle wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale. Now the rest of Australia is catching up with Fred Smith. He was the subject of a recent Australian Story feature about his work in Afghanistan and on peace keeping operations in the war-torn islands of the South Pacific. The title track from his acclaimed album, Dust of Uruzgan, has been covered by country music star Lee Kernaghan.

Fred recently wrote a book, The Dust of Uruzgan, published by Allen and Unwin and available in all good bookstores. Now he has popped out a new double album called Great, available through this site and MGM distribution from October 2017.

https://www.fredsmith.com.au/

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Nov
24
to Nov 25

Ben Ransom on Tour

Live Music with ' Ben Ransom ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 24th and Sun 25th Nov. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Born and raised in Sydney, Ben Ransom, started playing guitar and writing song at the age of fifteen. Growing up, he was constantly exposed to a broad range of music that strongly influences his own original writing style. It has allowed Ben to draw the listener in on many different levels and connect in a more personal way.

January 12, 2018 sees the release of the album – “101” - along with the simultaneously released single, “Same Song, Different Day”. The song has massive mainstream potential - leaning more into a classic rock sound, blended with tones reminiscent of Tom Petty. 

"This is without a doubt the longest pre-production I've had for an album, which goes to show how much thought and effort has gone into this release. From the songwriting - which meant sorting through roughly fifty songs - all the way through to production ... so I can honestly say this is the definitive story of who I am musically", says Ben. "This album will ROCK, but there's still a few surprises in there to satisfy fans of all the flavours of country music!"

Most recently, Ben has teamed up with 80's Pop Icon 'Sharon O'Neill' to release a cover of the Dragon classic 'Young Years' which Sharon actually wrote with her partner Alan Mansfield.

https://www.ransommusic.com/

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

The Hollands on Tour

Live Music with ' The Hollands ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 17th and Sun 18th Nov. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Merrymaking Nomads * Folk Revivalist * Story Tellers * Peacemakers * Full-time since 2011 * Currently backpacking through AUST & SE Asia.

“We’re kicking off 2018 in South East Asia! We will be trekking through Myanmar and Thailand, learning alongside local musicians, exploring folk traditions and finishing our tour at Shambhala In Your Heart Festival.“

“As a family and as a band, The Hollands have been following our calling to be conduits of creativity and kindness for nearly a decade and it is our greatest honor and privilege to share The Last Dance, our 4th full-length album.”

http://www.thehollands.org/

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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

LAST Wednesday 'Where in the World?' for 2018 - INDIA!

Join us for our last Wednesday’s ‘Where in the World?’ Dinner which has us back where we first started… INDIA!

Bookings HIGHLY recommended! Ph: 6494 1101

Come and enjoy some delicious Indian curries, a great atmosphere and you may even spot a whale from the deck while you enjoy an afternoon pint!

Looking forward to more ‘Where in the World?’ cuisines being dished up again in 2019!

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Nov
11
4:30 PM16:30

Michael Menager Trio

Live Music with ' Michael Menager ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sun 11th Nov. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

California-born singer/songwriter Michael Menager has an ear for the common threads in our human experience: pitfalls and disappointments, insights and epiphanies. After singing and playing his way through coffee houses and bars around the world, Michael is now based in Candelo in the Bega Valley, where his debut album, Clean Exit, was recorded in 2014. With a folk ethos and a blues gospel feel, Michael delivers Clean Exit with the authority of an early John Prine, his guitar style reminiscent of the late Reverend Gary Davis. Michael’s upcoming second album, Not the Express, has been produced by Candelo’s Heath Cullen and recorded in LA with an all-star cast.

Michael will play with Sam Martin & Dan Efraemson!

http://www.michaelmenager.com/

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Nov
10
4:30 PM16:30

David Ross Macdonald

Live Music with ' David Ross Macdonald ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 10th Nov. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Singer-songwriter David Ross Macdonald is Candelo’s resident musician.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine likened MacDonald’s vocals, lyrics, and intricate fingerstyle guitar style to “a collaboration between Nick Drake and a mid-1970s Bruce Cockburn”. Ross deals in subtlety, intimacy and nuance with a tunesmiths hand that coins songs and music with a haunting and poignant quality.

Born of a jazz musician father he returned to his musical roots after some years underground as a geologist and now plies his trade not only as an internationally touring songwriter but also as a jazz turned folk-roots drummer for the acclaimed Australian group The Waifs. Having played with and opened for such luminaries including John Renbourn, Tony McMannus, Kelly Joe Phelps and Chris Smither, Macdonald constantly tours internationally armed with his 1935 Gibson guitar and a carpet bag of songs that he illuminates in his own inimitably reserved yet intense and at times humorous, poetic style.

http://www.davidrossmacdonald.com/

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

The Black Mountain String Band

Live Music with ' The Black Mountain String Band ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th Nov. 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

The Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music: where three fiddles and voices harmonise with infectious rhythms of banjo, guitar and double bass.

This superb group of Canberra musicians gather around a single mic and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of old time tradition and timeless original material.

The band is Donal Baylor, Jacqueline Bradley, Matt Nightingale and Pablo Shopen, continuing the revival of Pablo’s father’s band from the 1970’s

The band’s debut album “Time Traveller” is available online at -

www.blackmountainstringband.com

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

OPEN MIC NIGHT @TATHRA HOTEL

Open Mic Night at the Tathra Hotel on Friday 2nd November from 6:30pm. Free admission.

We welcome a comedian, poet, musician, dancer or magician!!
We will put the Open Mic Night 1st Friday of the month.
Register in advance by email to hello@tathrahotel.com.au
(Name, #, brief description of performance and type of instrument)

- Performances start from 6:30pm.
- Maximum 12 minute performance time.
- Acoustic instrument only for music. BYO guitar lead(s).
- A complementary schmiddy of beer or soft for a performer.
- Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

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Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Holly Throsby Book Tour

Join us for author Holly Throsby in conversation with Dr Annie Werner from the University of Wollongong.

Following the success of her bestselling novel, GOODWOOD, comes a compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of CEDAR VALLEY and its inhabitants.

'This is a masterful novel…readers who loved Goodwood will find even more to love here.' Books + Publishing on Cedar Valley

Holly will also be performing some of her songs. What a treat!

This is a free event. ALL WELCOME!

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Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

Jazz Alley

Live Music with ' Jazz Alley ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sun 28th October 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

 Jazz Alley is an amalgamation of some of the best Traditional Jazz players on the South Coast bringing together a toe tapping and driving sound. The music is from the early years of jazz when the streets of New Orleans where jumping with the sounds of hot jazz . This was a new sound in the early 1900’s which was greatly influenced by names such as Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory to name a few . You are guaranteed a great afternoons entertainment with this band as they keep the Jazz Tradition alive and well for 2018.

 

The Tathra Hotel line up is:
Bev Banjo Long on Banjo & Guitar
Bob Porter on Clarinet and  Saxophone
Andy Bone Ford  on Trombone and Trumpet
Stewie String Bass Long on Tea Chest Bass
John Cursley on Drums 

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Oct
27
4:30 PM16:30

Jan Preston - Boogie Piano Singer Composer

Live Music with ' Jan Preston ' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 27th October 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

JAN PRESTON is a knockout boogie pianist with a rich resonant voice who has captured audiences around the world with her originality, her energy, and her sparkling charm and gentle wit.

From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, Jan Preston has created her own style, not only through her piano playing but also her singing and songwriting, which now sees her shine as a truly Antipodean original.

Winner of 5 music awards, Jan has sold out concerts throughout Australia, NZ, Europe and the UK, composes music for film and TV, and performs side by side with the greatest contemporary boogie piano players in the world today.

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Silent movie "THE KID STAKES" with Jan Preston

Come along to see Jan and Mike perform live their original score for the Australian Classic B&W Silent Movie “The Kid Stakes” (1927) at the Tathra Hotel on Fri 26th October 8pm - 10pm. Free admission.

The Kid Stakes is a 1927 Australian silent black and white comedy film based on the Fatty Finn cartoon characters. This highly entertaining film is a happy irreverent piece of suburban Australiana with a series of lunatic subplots woven around the schoolboy, Fatty Finn, his friends and enemies, and Hector the Goat.

Tal Ordell’s movie was hugely popular when it was released, and it is an iconic part of early Australian Cinema.

Sydney Morning Herald and Fatty Finn cartoonist, Syd Nichols, makes a cameo appearance.

It was shot entirely on location in Sydney, except the final Billy Cart race (illegal in NSW so filmed in Queensland), a climactic race which leaves audiences gasping with excitement.

Jan Preston’s original score for piano and percussion (kazoo, tin drum, snare and plastic bags) reinforces the story, characters and comedy of the film.

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

The Chesterfield Band

Live Music with ' The Chesterfield Band' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 20th and Sun 21st October 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

The Chesterfield Band are one of those bands that you can’t help but love. Their music is earthy, authentic, and incredibly endearing. With their deeply infectious vocal melodies and rich instrumentation, the music will wrap itself around you like a warm blanket.

The Chesterfield Band started in the kitchen with Tess and Cam writing and singing together. They decided to enter a competition for local songwriters. They won, and with the money, they recorded and released their first single under the band name “My Dad & I”.

6 months and a whole heap of shows later the duo ran into an old friend of Cam’s, Dylan. He was performing in the same music festival with another band. In a spur of moment decision the guys invited Dylan to play drums on a song and that was that, they’d formed a band.

With Dylan on drums ‘My Dad & I’ continued to play shows locally and interstate. Over the next the few months Tess turned 18, and the bond between the band members became more like a family. Everyone agreed that it was time for a name change and to start taking things to the next level. The guys set up a ‘Name the Band’ competition and decided on “The Chesterfield Band”.

Looking to expand their sound even further the band played with some great local bass players and then struck gold with Craig. He brought not only an incredible musicality to the bands sound but fitted perfectly into their unique family vibe.

Vocals - Tess,
Vocals, Guitars - CC Hall,
Drums - Dylan Harding

http://www.thechesterfieldband.com/music

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Malumba

Live Music with ' Malumba' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 13th and Sun 14th October 4:30 - 7:30pm. Free admission.

Malumba are based on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The group plays original instrumental music that weaves together the sounds of many cultures and styles. Drawing from influences as diverse as Celtic, Flamencan, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, and Latin, Malumba's music is as varied as the Australian multiculture.

Since forming in 1998, Malumba have independently released 4 full length albums, Where Many Paths Meet, Interwoven, Patterns of Change, and The Flow.

Dan: violin, flute, tin whistles
John : guitars
Sam: double bass
Colin: drums/percussion

http://www.malumba.com/

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